Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Competency #8 Research Visual

It is important that middle school librarians are aware of emerging technologies like social networking, and how prevalent they are becoming in library/media centers. The chart above is part of a longitudinal study conducted by the American Association of School Librarians which was completed in 2008. The graph shows the social networking types supported by library media programs who responded to the survey. Intranet, blog, and wikis lead the way. Many believe that there will be an increase in usage for social networking in school libraries and are anxiously awaiting the 2009 results. The full report can be view at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/researchandstatistics/slcsurvey/slcsurvey.cfm

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